Only What Comes From God (1 Chronicles 29: 11, HCSB) by Carley Evans

(Friday, June 4, 2010 at 11:03pm)

David recognizes God as “head over all.” Because God is worthy of glory and honor and praise, David reminds us to always exalt God above ourselves. We worship God not for what He does for us, but for who He is for us. He is our Creator, our Savior, our Healer, our Sanctifier, and our King.

David says to God, “It is in Your hand to make great and to give strength to all.” (1 Chronicles 29: 12)

Since “everything comes from [God]” we give back to God “only what comes from [His] own hand.” (1 Chronicles 29: 14)

Without God, says David, “our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope.” (1 Chronicles 29: 15)

“Every family in heaven and on earth is named” from God. (Ephesians 3: 14) God creates and rules over all. Paul prays that “[we], being rooted and firmly established in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love, and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so [we] may be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3: 17 – 19)

Everything we are; everything we have comes only from God. What we give back to Him is His already. He makes us great; He strengthens us. God is worthy of all praise. Let us be grateful, fully aware of His wondrous love.

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